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  • Busch: The Illusion of an Impervious Euro Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 10:56 AM ET

    The price of oil is soaring and European leaders have their work cut out for them on the sovereign debt crisis - but the euro has rallied. Investors, be careful.

  • Traders are "short" the dollar at record levels, and Moody's has downgraded Greece - a lot. It's time for your FX Fix.

  • Euro Stocks to Open Lower on Libya Unrest Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 2:40 AM ET
    A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European stocks look set to open lower on Monday as ongoing unrest in Libya sent U.S. and Brent crude to new 2-1/2 year highs.

  • The currency markets have been trading on perceptions and expectations of interest rate changes. For the dollar to reverse its slide, an increase in US rate expectations will have to happen without other nations indicating that they will raise rates as well.

  • Decent U.S. employment numbers are failing to really lift the dollar, and Greece is talking tough about market upheaval. Is a Freaky Friday in the offing? Here's your daily FX fix.

  • European Stocks To Rise on US Payrolls Data Hopes Friday, 4 Mar 2011 | 2:11 AM ET
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    European shares were set to rise on Friday after sharp gains on Wall Street and in Asian equities on growing optimism on a key U.S. jobs report.

  • Geithner on Libya, Global Competition     Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 2:48 PM ET

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner discusses efforts to freeze Libyan assets and the country's top priorities on the global economic front. The stronger the world is, he says, the stronger our recovery will be in the U.S.

  • European Stocks To Open Higher as Oil Prices Drop Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 2:15 AM ET

    European stock index futures pointed to a rebound on Thursday on optimism over the health of the U.S. economy following forecast-beating data, and as oil prices dropped.

  • Less than 24 hours before Thursday's European Central Bank meeting, traders appear to be banking on hawkish comments from President Jean-Claude Trichet. But the outlook for the currency after that is considerably less certain.

  • How Low Can the Dollar Go? Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 4:01 PM ET
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    With investors focused more on monetary policy than economic growth, the U.S. dollar is suffering. And absent a major crisis that sends investors scurrying for safety, there may be more weakness by the end of the year, say currency strategists.

  • If you want to trade currencies on your own for a living, you'd better be prepared to keep some weird hours - and watch out for tumbling New Zealand kiwis. Here's your daily FX Fix.

  • European Stocks To Open Lower; Oil Prices in Focus Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 2:16 AM ET
    A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wednesday, mirroring losses in U.S. and Asian shares as rising tensions in the Middle East and North Africa lift oil prices.

  • European stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Tuesday after bullish comments by Warren Buffett helped Wall Street gain overnight .

  • Ireland Will Have V-Shape Recovery: Wilbur Ross Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 11:20 AM ET

    After announcing a deal with the Irish government to buy the country’s largest savings bank, legendary investor Wilbur Ross, chairman and CEO of W.L. Ross & Co., told CNBC Monday that the European nation will have a V-shape recovery.

  • The dollar is continuing its slide and euro buyers are emerging, drawn by hopes for relatively attractive yields - but how long before Portugal needs a bailout? Your daily FX Fix, right here.

  • Two GDP reports rankle and oil continues to ripple through the currency markets. Here's your Friday FX Fix.

  • Irish Voters Set to Take Revenge on Ruling Party Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 6:23 AM ET
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    Ireland goes to the polls on Friday in a general election expected to sweep the ruling coalition from power – the first defeat for a eurozone government since the onset of the debt crisis.

  • European Stocks to Open Higher as Oil Price Falls Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 2:04 AM ET
    A stock broker sits in front of a board displaying German share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/M., western Germany.

    European shares were set to edge up on Friday, snapping five straight sessions of falls, after a retreat in crude prices.

  • European Shares Seen Opening Down as Oil Surges Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 2:08 AM ET
    A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European stocks were seen inching lower on Thursday, adding to this week's sell-off as mounting worries over unrest in Lybia sent U.S. crude oil futures above $100 a barrel.

  • European Markets Fall on Oil Fears Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 12:07 PM ET

    Traders tell me stock markets are down in Europe today over fears about how its world class exporters could be hit by rising oil prices, specifically in emerging markets.